Endoscopic Supplies

 If your medical practice offers endoscopy, then you probably already know that there are endoscopic supplies needed on a regular basis to keep the equipment running and your patients safe. Many of these products are considered consumables (one-time-use) and just like finding the best value on the initial purchase of your endoscopy equipment buying the high-quality consumables at the lowest cost makes a big difference in your practices balance sheet each year. There's plenty of different endoscopic products that you'll need that are more often than not one-time-use. Some of those categori...

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Damaged Endoscope Tip or Lense?

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A SCOPE TO BE REPAIRED BECAUSE OF A DAMAGED TIP OR LENS?MedService Repair Tip Protectors are a low cost solution to reduce high cost endoscope repairs!MedService Repair Endoscope Tip Protectors: Superior Protection, Increased Infection Prevention MedService Repair Endoscope Tip Protectors are semi-flexible expandable mesh products (latex free) designed for the protection of Endoscopes and delicate surgical instruments during transport and storage. The clean, non-absorbing, semi-flexible expandable mesh offers the sensitive tip of medical instruments protection from both fron...

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Endoscope Tip Protectors or Not?

Medical offices often make huge investments in not only endoscopes and the equipment necessary to clean and properly maintain them, but often the building itself, electrical system and water supply in preparation for the type of equipment and the manufacturer's requirements for installation. What doesn't typically come with all endoscopes is tip protectors. It's often the last thing you'd think about. Just like buying patio furniture for the first time, it's not until the rain comes or the sun starts to fade the fabric that you think maybe I should have purchased covers for them. Well the same...

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Scope Buddy - What and Why?

So what's a "Scope Buddy®" you ask? In a nutshell, it's described by its manufacturer as an "endoscope flushing aid". It's meant to only be used as an aid during the manual cleaning cycle of endoscope reprocessing however. The manufacturer also makes it clear that is not intended to manually clean endoscopes. With that said, the Scope Buddy® offers a simple way of achieving hands-free flushing of endoscopes during their reprocessing cycle. If you've ever manually cleaned an endoscope you know that it's not a simple task and the repetitive motions necessary to do the job well can present a long...

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Endoscope Pre-Cleaning and Cleaning Tips

Each manufacturer has their own requirements and guidelines for cleaning and testing of the AERs (Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessors) they manufacture. And the manufacturers of endoscopes also have their own cleaning requirements set forth. It's important that you read the manuals for the specific AER and endoscopes you have purchased to make sure you are following the procedures set forth for your specific equipment. Endoscopes are extremely complicated devices that are reused on patients and the risk of infection is high if not properly pre-cleaned and disinfected. There are so many places th...

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